Mrs Dalloway

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Exam preparation for Modernism - Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Mrs Dalloway
1 Characters
1.1 Septimus Smith
1.1.1 Represents the horrors of WWI
1.1.2 Obsession with dead Evans
1.1.3 Fails to sleep with Lucrezia - Homoerotic?
1.1.4 Rejects the modern world as a sham
1.1.5 Throws himself into the public sphere
1.2 Mrs Clarissa Dalloway
1.2.1 In love with Sally Seton
1.2.2 Treats the death of Septimus as a beautiful act
1.2.3 Hosts parties as a way of giving people pleasure
1.3 Sir William Bradshaw
1.3.1 Believes Septimus is failing to live in 'proportion'
1.3.2 Brashaw - The Victorian Railway Guide. Reliability. Authority.
1.3.3 Shouts "The Coward!" as Septimus jumps to his death.
1.4 Peter Walsh
1.4.1 Returns to London to obtain divorce for Indian lover
1.4.2 Old love interest of Clarissa
1.4.3 Amazed by the modern London, although fails to fit in
2 Themes
2.1 Technology & Modernity (Omnibus, Ambulance, Car)
2.2 Rejection of the modern public sphere
2.3 Women & Sexuality - Miss Dalloway as the new Modern woman (Omnibus escape)
2.4 The Imperial Flaneur - Peter Walsh. Attempts to recolonize London
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